drank Ti Kuan Yin by Adagio Teas
52 tasting notes

A light, yet refined Fujian Oolong which displays perfume-like orchid aromas mixed with warm sugar cookies. The pale ivory color is so light that one might think it didn’t steep long enough… and because the tannins are forgiving you can steep longer than recommended without hurting it. Soft and supple mouth fell yielding to lovely palate which reintroduces the buttery sweet orchid notes with a mild nuttiness and subtle tastes of cooked vegetation. The tea finishes very smooth with a light acidic kiss that conjures up flavors of crushed limestone. I have had Ti Kuan Yin from a few tea merchants and this one is easily on par with the best. A great tea for relaxing or to have after dinner with a very light cookie. I will be getting more of this soon and would recommend it to anyone. Multiple infusions are possible and the price can make this a lovely every day tea.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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A Food and Beverage professional for over 15 years in Chicago Illinois and professional musician. Studying tea, along with wine, beer, spirits and food has been a lifetime passion.
Aside from my service profession I am a private music teacher and music director for multiple music ensembles including The Chicago Zither Orchestra.
Pastimes include composing instrumental music, collecting and listening to historical and rare classical music recordings, gourmet cooking and enjoying the sport of baseball.

Tea: I am really into a wide variety of teas. I tend to avoid flavored teas but will try herbal teas. If I had to list favorites I am a fan of Japanese shaded green teas, Darjeeling 1st flushes, Assam 2nd flushes, Pu-erh (sheng and shou), Oolongs and delicate refined whites. I really do not have a favorite tea, just as I do not have a favorite food, wine, artist or composer… as there are just far too many enjoyable variables and differences that can be “my favorite” depending on the context.

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